…because you know once Bubbles got a hold of it….well, I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination – which is probably better than any picture I could conjure up – but you know it’s not going to end well for anyone.
And yet I see it every day. – Take for instance, the email that sneaked over my Donald Trump style wall I’ve put up around my email inbox.
In it, the internet marketer was spouting on about how the latest messenger software was going to turn my life and my business around – if I didn’t mind being a few hundred dollars lighter for buying it.
Now, while it might have been good, and worth the money – to me, the majority of people buying it are as clueless as Bubbles with the AK 47. – Instead of making a fool of themselves in front of ten or twenty people, they’re going to show the world and it’s mother that they haven’t got a clue about what they’re doing.
…being a bad writer is a good thing.
…being unknown is a good thing.
…not selling many books is a good thing.
…not making much money right now is a good
Well, because you’re better being a bad writer and no one knowing you, than getting in from of a huge audience and they all finding out you’re terrible. – Same can be said for not selling many books, or making much money with your writing.
You’ve got to pay your dues, and build your audience. Both of which can take time, and push you to the limits sometimes with frustration about your lack of results. – Stay the course.
Steve Martin once said that he did stand up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those were spent learning the craft, four were spent refining it, and last four were spent being a raging success.
Most people drop by the wayside, because they can’t keep going. And that’s why it’s pretty quiet at the top.
So, the next time someone tries to sell you Bubble’s last mistake, ask yourself – Would I be better knowing how to use a pea shooter first and get good at that before trying this thing?
Because the thing is, if you can’t learn how to shoot peas well, there’s not much point in you moving on to bigger things.
That’s why I knew if I wanted to be a good writer I needed to be able to do the basics, like character building.
Because if you can’t do that, there’s not much point in buying a thousand dollar writing course, is there?
Thing is….I have to admit, my A-Z of creating characters is pretty good.
In fact, once you go through it, you’ll even be able to create the type of person that would give a monkey a tool of destruction.
That’s, if you’re writing the type of book, where Curious George goes rogue. – Now that’s a bestseller if I ever saw one!
Anyhoo, enough of the monkey madness,
PS – And as for the email wall thing, I’ll be patching the hole up so no more baddies can sneak through.